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        The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Translated by Mrs. Edgar Lucas.

      London: Constable and Company, 1909.. FIRST RACKHAM ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Large octavo. With 40 mounted colour plates, captioned tissues and numerous black and white illustrations. Internally clean and sound. Recent maroon half morocco with gilt titles and gilt to spine, publisher's original boards with titles and illustration in gilt to upper, top edge tinted red. A few specks of foxing to edges and within, one small mark to rear else externally fine. An attractive copy of one of Rackham's most desirable books. Includes Briar Rose, Rapunzel, Hansel & Grethel, Red Riding Hood, Tom Thumb, Rumpelstiltskin, The Elves & The Shoemaker, The Frog Prince, Chanticleer & Partelet, The Golden Bird, and The Twelve Dancing Princesses, and many more. London-born artist Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) studied drawing at evening classes at Lambeth School of Art (1884) for 7 years whilst working full-time in insurance. He began to illustrate books, using the then new half-tone process his fame spread ing upon publication of his illustrated Grimm's Fairy Tales. In 1905 his illustrated Rip van Winkle introduced him to the US public; one year later Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens was published. Rackham was made a full member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour in 1908, and was honoured abroad, with gold medals from Milan (1906) and Barcelona (1911). His illustrations for many classics followed including Alice In Wonderland (1907), Gulliver's Travels (1909), Aesop's Fables (1912), A Christmas Carol (1915), King Arthur (1917) Cinderella (1919), Sleepy Hollow (1928), The Night Before Christmas (1931), Hans Andersen (1932), Pied Pier of Hamelin (1934) and Poe's Tales (1935). His final book was The Wind In the Willows (1940).

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      New York Doubleday, Page & Company [1909] - First edition. As the English, but bound in olive green cloth rather than the dark blue of the English issue. Sheets and plates all most probably printed in England as this is essentially the same as the English issue but for the colour of the cloth. With 30 color plates tipped-in within ornamental borders, and with black and white drawings on almost every page, all by W. Heath Robinson. Descriptive tissue guards, each with a miniature line illustration. Pictorial title and fifty-nine black and white illustration sin the text. Title printed in red and black. Large 4to, original olive green cloth lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt with fine pictorial designs on the upper cover and spine. An unusally nice copy of this lovely book, the binding and text are both very fine and the plates all pristine and as mint, the cloth and gilt quite bright and very well preserved. FIRST EDITION OF THIS VERY BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED WORK BY RUDYARD KIPLING. THE W. HEATH ROBINSON ILLUSTRATIONS ARE SUPERB BY ANY MEASURE. The trade edition of this volume was issued to benefit the "Daily Telegraph" National Bands Fund, and includes the text of a speech given by Kipling on the subject: "From the lowest point of view, a few drums and fifes in a battalion are worth five extra miles on a route march." Robinson’s highly sensuous illustrations perfectly complement Kipling’s poems of British seafaring around the world. The grand poem, SONG OF THE ENGLISH is followed by six subsidiary poems likely composed while the Kiplings were living in Vermont. The theme underlying much of this collection is that the English are the Chosen under the Lord. This is one of Kipling’s earliest verses specifically setting out his vision of the British Empire, and the duties which it imposes on the English people. His definition of 'the English' is wide, certainly embracing the people of the overseas Empire, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, but arguably also the Americans among whom he lived in the years working on the collection. "The next important task I undertook, was the illustration of an edition of Rudyard Kipling's A SONG OF THE ENGLISH to be the year 1908. It became necessary for me to meet the author and discuss the proposed book with him. For this purpose, I traveled down to Burwash where he lived at that time. This was an excursion I shall always remember. I was met a Heathfield and journeyed thence in a motor-car. There were few cars on the road in those days and this in itself was a joyful experience as we drove through the pleasant Sussex lanes. Bateman's, the house at Burwash, where Rudyard Kipling lived, was a fine old building with stone mullioned windows. It was in the midst of wind-blown Sussex country. Three was a faint smell of the sea in the air wafting across the few miles of country from the shore where the Coastwise lights of England watch the ships of England go. It was a fitting setting in which to find the author of A SONG OF THE ENGLISH. He met and entertained me with a quiet affability, which speedily removed the shyness I felt at first in his presence. Before long I was quite at home with him. His own knowledge of illustration gave him an appreciation of the artist's point of view. While making suggestions, he realized that the illustrator must have a free a hand as possible. His sympathetic understanding of my part in the undertaking made me feel tha I was consulting with a brother artist. I spent a happy and for me a helpful day. It was a great inspiration for the work I had in hand to be in such close association with the author's interesting personalty, i am always glad to remember that he was satisfied with my illustrations to his book." (W. Heath Robinson, MY LINE OF LIFE. pp. 126-127) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fine photograph signed (Lord Leopold, 1889-1922, son of Prince Henry of Battenberg and Princess Beatrice, Grandson of Queen Victoria)

      1909 - "Leopold of Battenberg" with the date, showing him head and shoulders in an oval. 8" x 6", no place, Leopold was a haemophiliac, a condition he inherited from his mother. He died on at the age of 32, during a hip operation. He is buried in the Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore. A memorial tablet to him and his brother Maurice is in Winchester Cathedral. Signed photos of this Prince are rare due to his early death. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1909 - 1909 Original Hardback Wisden.

      1909. Hi, This lot is an 1909 Original Hardback Wisden. In Very Good condition The boards are excellent but the front board has a touch of darkness to one edge and if you look closely some very tiny marks to the front, it looks like gilt speckles. The spine cloth and gilt is superb and the front board has very bright gilt. The hinges are very strong and the yellow pastedowns in excellent condition and very bright yellow, just some darkness around the edges. The photoplate is very good and internally a nice clean book.

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      Dublin: Printed for the Society, 1909 - The Georgian Society Records of Eighteenth-Century Domestic Architecture and Decoration in Dublin. Together with: Georgian Mansions in Ireland. With some account of the evolution of Georgian architecture and decoration. By Thomas U. Sadlier & P.L. Dickinson. List of subscribers. Six volumes. With numerous plates and illustrations. Dublin: Printed for the Society, 1909-1915. Large 4to. Armorial bookplate of Gladys L. Hornibrook. Modern matching cloth with the original upper covers laid on. Occasional spotting. A very desirable set at a very reasonable price. Very rare.The Georgian Society was founded on 21, February 1908 by the Rev. J.P. Mahaffy to make a record of Irish architecture, doomed, as he considered it was, to “decay and disappearance”. There were only a limited number of each volume printed for subscribers only: three hundred copies of volume one; four hundred of volume two; five hundred and fifty of volumes three and four; six hundred of volume five, and seven hundred of the ‘Mansions’ which would account for the rarity and great difficulty in acquiring complete sets. On the upper cover of the bindings are illustrations of Georgian Dublin door knockers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        My Bunkie

      1909. First Edition . Signed. SCHREYVOGEL, Charles. My Bunkie and Others. Pictures of Western Frontier Life. New York: Moffat, Yard, 1909. Large oblong folio (12 by 17 inches), original half orange cloth, pictorial paper boards. $1850.First edition of an important early collection of 36 splendid exhibition-size plates from original paintings by award-winning Western artist Schreyvogel, including his famed “My Bunkie” and the controversial “CusterÂ’s Demand,” inscribed by him on the title page, “To Louis E. Cook, With compliments of Chas Schreyvogel, May 9th, /11.”Befriended by “Buffalo Bill” Cody, in 1893 Schreyvogel made his first trip to the West, staying at a Ute Indian Reservation in where he spent five months sketching and collecting Native American and cavalry artifacts. In 1899 his groundbreaking painting, My Bunkie, won the Thomas B. Clarke Award at the annual exhibition of the National Academy of Design, as well as awards at the Paris and Pan-American Expositions. In 1902 “Schreyvogel began painting the controversial CusterÂ’s Demand, which was rooted in his fascination with Fort Abraham Lincoln, the origin of CusterÂ’s fateful expedition against the Sioux.” The painting won the St. Louis WorldÂ’s Fair Exposition Bronze Medal, and in 1904 President Theodore Roosevel, impressed with SchreyvogelÂ’s artistry, “gave him a permit to visit any Army post or Indian Reservation in pursuit of his research, whereupon he traveled to the Ute, Sioux and Crow Reservations, and was witness to a grand council of more than 10,000 Crow, Blackfeet, Sioux and Chippewa Indians held at the Standing Rock Reservation” (National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum). In a 1910 letter from the editor of LeslieÂ’s Weekly, Schreyvogel was declared successor to Frederic Remington. With 36 large brown-tone photogravure plates after original paintings by Schreyvogel; without rarely found original box. The original painting of My Bunkie is in New YorkÂ’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Howes S199. Text and plates fresh and clean, minimal foxing to initial blank, some edge-wear, soiling to boards. An extremely good copy, scarce inscribed.

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        Complete Writings

      1909. WILDE, Oscar. Complete Writings. New York: Pearson, 1909. Ten volumes. Octavo, later three-quarter navy calf, raised bands, red morocco spine labels, top edges gilt, uncut and partially unopened. $4500.Library “De Luxe” edition of WildeÂ’s complete writings, number 868 of 1000 sets, handsomely bound.Includes WildeÂ’s plays, poems, short stories, reviews, essays, novel and miscellanies. Open tear on page 295-6 of The Picture of Dorian Gray expertly repaired with archival tape. A handsome set in fine condition.

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        6 Bände. 1. Band: Das schwatzende Herz und andere Novellen. 2. Band: Das Feuerpferd und andere Novellen. 3. Band: Der Goldkäfer und andere Novellen. 4 Band: König Pest und andere Novellen. 5 Band: Hans Pfaals Mondreise und andere Novellen. 6. Band: Ligeia und andere Novellen. Sieben Gedichte.

      München und Berlin, Georg Müller Verlag und (Band 5 und 6 im) Propyläen-Verlag, 1909-1920. Groß-8°. 24,5 cm. 173, 180, 171, 158 (1), 169 und 165 (1) Seiten. Original-Halbpergamentbände mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel. Kopfgoldschnitte. Jeweils eins von 1000 nummerierten Exemplaren. Erste Ausgabe mit den Illustrationen von Kubin. Horodisch 97, 98, 99, 100, 101 und 105. Mit insgesamt 85 Illustrationen von Alfred Kubin. Jeweils Titelzeichnung und weitere meist ganzseitige Illustrationen, Strichätzungen nach Federzeichnungen von Alfred Kubin. Exlibris auf Vorsätzen. Es erschien 1918 noch ein weiterer Band in gleicher Aufmachung, Gordon Pym, dieser fehlt hier. Gute bis sehr gute Exemplare. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Illustrationen / illustrations; illustrierte Bücher / illustrated books

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        Les dirigeables Parceval et Gross en manoeuvre à Cologne. Zeppeline über Köln.

      - Altkol. Farblithographie v. Gamy b. Mabileau & Cie, Paris, dat. 1909, 31 x 77 cm Ein Soldat - außerhalb der eigentlichen Darstellung stehend - beobachtet mit einem Fernglas zwei Zeppeline über dem Rhein vor dem Panorama von Köln; links die Pontonbrücke. Besonders farbfrisches Exemplar ohne die immer auftauchende Beschädigung unten links. Literatur: Borger / Zehnder, Köln, die Stadt als Kunstwerk. Köln 1982. Abb. Seite 296 + 297. Mosler, 176 ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        Typed letter signed

      1909. CHURCHILL, Winston. Typed letter signed. Chartwell, Kent: September 20, 1930. One sheet, 8 by 10 inches, on Churchill's personal Chartwell estate letterhead. Matted and framed with a photograph of a seated Churchill, entire piece measures 26 by 17 inches. $5500.Typed letter signed by Churchill thanking Tom Clarke, the editor of the Daily News and Westminster Gazette, for payment for the serialization of his successful 1930 memoir, My Early Life.The letter reads in full: ""My dear Mr Clarke ['e' handwritten], Many thanks for the cheque and for your most kind letter. It is a great pleasure to me to know that you do not regret the considerable outlay, which you incurr[handwritten]ed in this matter. I have also heard from Sir. W. Layton that the results are deemed to have been adequate and even satisfactory. It was very pleasant working with you and your colleagues, and I did not mind the drum-[handwritten hyphen]beating on my part. Yours very truly, [signed] Winston S. Churchill. Sir Walter Thomas Layton, referred to in the letter, was Chairman of the News Chronicle; he had been Churchill's statistical officer at the Ministry of Munitions during WWI, and would later run the Joint War Production staff during WWII. My Early Life was serialized in 19 parts as ""Memories of My Youth"" in the News Chronicle (owned by the Daily News) from August 30 to September 20, 1930 (Cohen C341). It was published in book form on October 20, 1930. Woods C154/I. See Cohen A91; Woods A37(a). Some light wear and soiling to edges; one rust mark from a paperclip. Fine condition, beautifully framed.

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        Das Leben und die gantz ungemeine Begebenheiten des Weltberühmten Engelländers, Robinson Crusoe, welcher durch Sturm und Schiffbruch verirrt, alle seine Reisegefährten elendiglich ertruncken auf der amerikanischen Küste bey dem Ausflusse des großen Strohms Oroonoko, auf eine unbewohnte Insull gerathen, acht und zwantzig Jahr lang darauf gelebet und zuletzt durch Seeräuber wunderbahrer Weise davon befreyet worden. Von ihm selbst beschrieben und, nach der dritten engelländischen Edition, auf vornehmes begehren, ins teutsche übersetzt. Die dritte Hamburgische Auflage. Mit beygefügtem accuraten Abriß obgedachter Insull. Mit einem Nachwort von Hermann Ullrich.

      Insel-Verlag, Leipzig 1909 - Faksimile der Ausgabe Wiering, Hamburg, 1731., 442, 443 S. 2 Bände. Originale Ganzpergament-Einbände mit farb. Rückentiteln und Buntpapiervorsätzen. Mit zwei Porträtfrontispizen sowie einer ausfaltbaren Karte. Sarkowski 363. Neudruck der ältesten deutschen Ausgabe. Dieses Buch wurde in 600 numerierten Exemplaren in der Offizin W. Drugulin zu Leipzig gedruckt, hier das Exemplar Nr. 564. Einbände gering stockfleckig, Name auf der Rückseite des Frontispizes zu Bd.1, Papier an den Rändern gering gebräunt. Schöne Exemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Macrolépidoptères du Globe 13: Diurnes Éthiopiens

      Stuttgart/Paris: Fritz Lehmann/E. Le Moult, 1909-1928. 2 vols: vi, 615; x, 80 fine colour plates. Hardback. Bound in 2 vols (Text + Plates), recent, three qtr, black morocco; gilt titling to spines, marbled boards + endpapers. Fine craft binding. A few figures have minor tissue residue due to adhesion to facing page; new glassine guards. Fine copy. French Edition. Translated by A. Janet and L. Polet. African Butterflies. Fine chromolithographed plates.

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      First edition, one of 500 numbered copies on "hand-made paper," only leading copies.Bound in full percaline sand, back smoothes decorated with red blood typographical motifs way, first board ornamented with a set of red vertical lines and six flowers of lily gilded, golden head.Book decorated with 75 illustrations inset color Mortimer Menpes.Nice copy. Adam & Charles Black London 1909 21x27,5cm reliure de l'éditeur

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        Les Macrolépidoptères du Globe 13: Diurnes Éthiopiens

      Stuttgart/Paris: Fritz Lehmann/E. Le Moult, 1909-1928. 2 vols: vi, 615; x, 80 fine colour plates. 4to. HB. Bound in 2 vols (Text + Plates), recent, three qtr, black morocco; gilt titling to spines, marbled boards + endpapers. Fine craft binding. A few figures have minor tissue residue due to adhesion to facing page; new glassine guards. Fine copy.. French Edition. Translated by A. Janet and L. Polet. African Butterflies. Fine chromolithographed plates..

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      - 28,9 x 23,5 cm. In Passepartout montiert (PP: 42 x 32 cm). "In der Nachkriegszeit ver

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        FAIRYLAND PICTURE-BUILDING Containing A Feast in Fairyland. A Frolic in Fairyland. Fun in Fairyland. Each model can be taken to pieces & rebuilt.

      Comprising three full-colour panels, each containing a jig-saw; the backs with verses.Each puzzle: 265 x 214 mm. The three contained in a cardboard box with a pictorial title label. Box expertly repaired at sides; small rub to the border and corner of one puzzle; else in excellent condition. Scarce.

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        Ostara. Sammlung von 9 Heften.

      Bedruckte Orig.-Umschl

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        RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM, Translated into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald, With an Introduction by A.C. Benson. Reproduced from a Manuscript written and illuminated by Sangorski and G. Sutcliffe

      London: Siegle Hill and Co., n.d. circa 1909. First Edition, reproduced from a manuscript written and illuminated by F. Sangorski and G. Sutcliffe. This is number 167 signed by signed by Mssrs. Sangorski and Sutcliffe. With 12 plates printed in gold and colours, Text printed in black and red, with elaborate initials throughout in red, blue, gold, brown and black. Further decorated with fine borders in gilt and colours surrounding the illustrations, beautiful decorative endpapers. Large 4to, original full vellum with a honey-green morocco lettering label gilt to the spine, the cover elaborately decorated with an all-over design in gilt featuring most prominently the distinctive Sangorski and Sutcliffe peacock within an elaborate oriental frame, the spine also decorated in gilt with rich floral tooling, t.e.g.. Now housed in a cloth covered slipcase. A handsome copy of the book, well preserved, a bit of bumping to the upper corners of the copy, internally clean and tight and strong, the slipcase in excellent condition. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, SIGNED AND NUMBERED. The first book publication of the famous Sangorski and Sutcliffe illuminated manuscript, very nicely done. With an introduction, life of the author, and notes. The illuminations in this manuscript are of exquisite patterns executed in Sangorski’s best style. The initials are quite breathtaking. The colours used, heightened with burnished gold, and the delicate borders are in the manner of the finest manuscripts. A brilliant example of Sangorski and Sutcliffe’s workmanship. The binding calls to mind some of the designs for jeweled bindings that Sangorski and Sutcliffe executed. A similar peacock motif was used on the binding for the RUBAIYAT which now lies on the ocean floor somewhere within the wreckage of the White Star Liner Titanic.

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        Collections Zoologiques du Baron Edm. de Selys Longchamps. Fasc. IX-XVI. Libellulinen monographisch bearbeitet

      Bruxelles: Hayez, 1909-1916. title-pp + 1278, 8 col plates, 692 text figs. . PB. 9 vols, 4to, orig. printed wrappers. Several spines repaired, ink lettering to spines. Pages partly unopened. Vg.. Text German. Very scarce complete section on Libellulinae, in 9 fascicules: IX-XV + XVI (Pt 1+2). Fine chromolithographed plates. A replacement for Fig. 3 is loosely inserted in Fasc. XIV (Pt 6). Although date of publication for Pt XVI(2) is given as 1916 on title-page, 'date de la distribution' is also shown as March 1919.Michel Edmond de Selys Longchamps (1813-1900), is known as the founder of Odonatology he described over 700 valid species and used wing venation as the basis for the taxonomy for this order. In his will, Selys left a large sum of money to encourage the work of specialists to describe his large zoological collections.The most important curator for Selys’ Odonata was the Swiss Dr Friedrich Ris (1867-1931) director of a psychiatric clinic in Rheinau, Switzerland..

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        American Beauties. Cover title: Harrison Fisher's American Beauties.

      New York. Grosset & Dunlap. Copyright 1909. 21 color plates with elaborate rose border decorations on each text page by E. Stetson Crawford, size 11 1/4 x 9 inches, cloth covered boards with color pictorial cover label in glassine wrapper. WITH ORIGINAL color decorative PRESENTATION BOX. Book in fine condition, wear to box extremities (two corners are split), Christmas gift tag adhered to lower left of box. Contains many exquisite color images, including the bride.

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        The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.

      London: Frederick Warne and Co.,, 1909. Sextodecimo. Original brown paper-covered boards, illustrated label to front board, titles to spine and front cover white, pictorial endpapers. Frontispiece and 26 colour illustrations by the author. Light mark to label on front cover, an exceptional, bright copy. First edition. The first two impressions are indistinguishable. The notice-board that appears in the image on p. 14 reads "Peter Rabbit & Mother – Florists – Gardens neatly razed. Borders devastated by the night or year"; this was replaced from the third impression onwards to avoid difficulty for foreign translators.

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        Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous from A to Z

      1909. First Edition . DULAC, Edmund. Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous from A to Z. London: Frederick Warne, 1908 [i.e. 1909]. Tall, slim quarto, original publisher’s clamshell box, mounted cover illustration, 27 loose mounted images. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $5800.Preferred portfolio edition of this witty children’s alphabet book, with title page and 26 large mounted color illustrations by Edmund Dulac (including mounted end papers from the book-form edition).“The delightful collection Lyrics Pathetic and Humorous from A to Z [was] a children’s alphabet in the form of elaborate limericks created by Dulac two years earlier, with 24 color plates. These illustrations demonstrated to the public for the first time Dulac’s genius for caricature, a genre he would explore fully over the next 40 years” (Dalby, 82). This special portfolio edition was issued in 1909 from the estimated 1,000 remainder sheets of the 1908 trade edition in book form. Hughey 18a. Plates fine and lovely in a lightly worn original clamshell portfolio. A very desirable copy.

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        Writings of Mrs. Humphrey Ward

      1909. Signed. WARD, Mary Augusta Arnold. The Writings of Mrs. Humphrey Ward. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin (Riverside Press), 1909. Sixteen volumes. Octavo, three-quarter brown morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut and unopened. $2500.Superb limited “Autograph Edition,” number 217 of only 750 copies, of the works of turn-of-the-century novelist Mary A. Ward, signed by her in Volume I, profusely illustrated with frontispiece photogravures (in two states— one hand-colored) and numerous full-page plates of principal people and places.The declared aim of English novelist Mary Augusta Arnold Ward was “equalization” in society. She was the granddaughter of Thomas Arnold, founder of Rugby School, and niece of the poet Matthew Arnold. A leading intellectual of her day, she supported higher education for women and was appointed as one of the first seven women magistrates in 1920. Ward began her writing career by contributing articles to magazines, while working on a children’s book, Milly and Olly (1881). Her novels, 25 in number, “deal with social and religious themes, frequently contrasting traditional belief with the values of progress and intellectual freedom” (Drabble, 1044). Lady Rose’s Daughter was the best-selling novel in America in 1903, as was The Marriage of William Ashe in 1905 (New York Times). Her most popular novel, however, was the religious “novel with a purpose” Robert Elsmere (1888), which traced the mental evolution and religious crisis of a young English clergyman. Ward was one of the founders of the British Women’s National Anti-Suffrage League in 1908 and became editor of the Anti-Suffrage Review. In accordance with this latter conviction, she published some of her subsequent writings under the name “Mrs. Humphry Ward.” A beautifully bound set in fine condition.

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        The Works of George Meredith

      London - Constable and Company, 1909 Book. GOOD ONLY due to. Hardcover. The complete twenty seven volumes of George Meredith's works. The memorial edition of these works. I The Shaving of ShagpatII The Ordeal of Richared FeverelIII Sandra Belloni (Part I) IV Samdra Belloni (Part II) V Rhoda FlemingVI Evan HarringtonVII Vittoria (Part I) VIII Vittoria (Part II)IX Harry Richmond X Harry RichmondXI Beauchamp's CareerXII Beauchamp's CareerXIII The EgoistXIV The EgoistXV The Tragic ComediansXVI Diana of the CrosswaysXVII One of Our ConquerorsXVIII Lord Ormont and His Aminta XIX The Amazing MarriageXX Celt and SaxonXXI Farina and Tale of ChloeXXII The House on The Beach Etc. XXIII Miscellaneous ProseXXIV Poems IXXV Poems IIXXVI Poems IIIXXXVII Bibliography Etc. Illustrated, with a frontispiece to each volume and several further plates. Collated, complete with all plates. George Meredith was a popular English poet and novelist of the Victorian era. He is known for collaborating on a privately published literary magazine the Monthly Observer. Condition: In uniform full calf bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, rubbed to the spines, joints and extremities. Rubbing is heavier to the head and tailofspines and joints. Fronthinge to volumes I, II, VIII, IX,X, XIX, are slightly strained but firm. Loss to head and tail of spines to several volumes, mainly to volumes IV, V, VI, VII, XVand X. Small crack to tail of front joint to volume V. Rear board to volume VI has detached due to failing of hinge and joint. Final few pages are still bound to pastedown. Crack to head and tail offront joint tovolume VII. Crack to rear joint at head to volume XI. Rear joint and hinge to volume XIII are tender with cords showing. Both hinges to volume XV are slightly strained but firm. Front hinge to volume XVI is starting but firm. Rear joint and hinge to volume XVII are weak and held by one cord only, may detach in postage. Crack to front joint to volume XVIII. Rear hinge and joint to volume XVIII are tender. Both joints and hinges to volume XXI are tender. Both joints to volume XXIII are cracked. Both hinges to volume XXIV are slightly strained but firm. Backstrip to volume XXV is lifting slightly at head of front joint. Front joint and hinge to volume XVII has failed resulting in front board becoming detached. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are bright with the odd spot throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY due to binding..

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      Paris And Geneva, Rossiyskaya Sotsial-Demokratichnaya Rabochnaya Partiya [Russian Social Democratic Labor Party], 1909. (FT) Original Newspaper. Folio. Numbers 2-25 are between 8-12 pages. Numbers 33-58 are 2 pages each. In Russian. Title translates to English as,

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        Exceptional early postcard photo signed "Robert Baden Powell" and dated with an autograph amendment (Robert, Lord, 1857-1941, Defender of Mafeking & Founder of the Boy Scouts)

      1909 - next to the printed title "Chief of Scouts Lt Genl Baden Powell", he has overwritten the initials which must have been 'CB' with 'K.C.B.', the image shows him three quarters length in ceremonial scouting uniform & hat, leaning on a staff, 5½" x 3½", no place, November On his return from Africa in 1903, Baden-Powell found that his military training manual, Aids to Scouting, had become a best-seller, and was being used by teachers and youth organisations. Following his involvement in the Boys' Brigade as Brigade Secretary and Officer in charge of its scouting section and with encouragement from his friend, William Alexander Smith, Baden-Powell decided to re-write Aids to Scouting to suit a youth readership. In August 1907 he held a camp on Brownsea Island to test out his ideas. About twenty boys attended: eight from local Boys' Brigade companies, and about twelve public school boys, mostly sons of his friends. Baden-Powell was also influenced by Ernest Thompson Seton, who founded the Woodcraft Indians. Seton gave Baden-Powell a copy of his book The Birch Bark Roll of the Woodcraft Indians and they met in 1906. The first book on the Scout Movement, Baden-Powell's Scouting for Boys was published in six instalments in 1908, and has sold approximately 150 million copies as the fourth best-selling book of the 20th century. Boys and girls spontaneously formed Scout troops and the Scouting Movement had inadvertently started, first as a national, and soon an international phenomenon. The Scouting Movement was to grow up in friendly parallel relations with the Boys' Brigade. A rally for all Scouts was held at Crystal Palace in London in 1909, at which Baden-Powell discovered the first Girl Scouts. The Girl Guide Movement was subsequently formalised in 1910 under the auspices of Baden-Powell's sister, Agnes Baden-Powell. Baden-Powell's friend Juliette Gordon Low was encouraged by him to bring the Movement to the United States, where she founded the Girl Scouts of the USA. He was made a Companion of the Bath in 1900 and in 1909 elevated to the rank of Knight Commander of the Bath.

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        Golliwogg In The African Jungle.

      Landscape 4to. Original brown cloth-backed cream pictorial boards, decorative endpapers, preserved in buff dustwrapper pictorially printed in brown; pp. 62 + [ii], actually [66]; illustrated with 30 fine colour-lithographed plates, including one glorious double-page image, together with line drawings printed in brown; an unusually attractive copy with slight spotting to upper board along top margin and joint; internally immaculate throughout, protected by a clean copy of the remarkably very scarce dustwrapper, which has a little light dusting, minor fraying along lower edge, chipping to tail of spine, and two triangular areas of loss to top edge of upper panel (15 x 15mm and 55 x 40mm). First edition: dated on the title-page and listing only earlier titles in the advertisement to the lower panel of the dustwrapper.

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      Erstausgabe 1909 mit dem Illustrator Arthur Rackham mit vielen Zeichnungen, Vignetten, Kopfzeichnungen, Verzierungen und Medaillons im Text in schwarz/weiss, 15 farbige montierte Tafelbilder, alle Illustrationen von Rackham, auf 136 Seiten und Vorsaetze im Original Ganzleinenband mit gepraegten vergoldeten Rueckenverzierungen und auf dem Titel eine vergoldete Zeichnung von "UNDINE", einem phantastischen Maerchen adopted from the German Friedrich Baron de la Motte-Fouquet von Courtney, einige der Seiten hat am Rand Abrisse, ohne Textverlust, wohl schon beim Drucken passiert, der Buchblock ist etwas gelockert, aber insgesamt eine stilistische grazioese Wohltat fuer den Sammler von A. Rackham, seltene Ausgabe.

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        Costruzione ferrovia Massaua - Asmara (attraverso Monkullo, Damas, Ghinda, Embatkalla, Nefasit, Arbaroba). Segue: Port Sudan, Alessandria, Il Cairo 1909 - 1910

      S. e., S. l. 1909 - Album cm 21,5 x 29, composto da 184 pp. e contenente 280 fotografie originali, varie misure (da cm 21 x 12 a 10,5 x 7,5, alcune panoramiche 36 x 9 e 1 a colori. Le fotografie sono fermate per mezzo di incastri in tagli alle pagine. Mezza pergamena con legacci. Didascalie manoscritte in epoca che indicano luoghi e altri particolari legati alle immagini. In molti casi viene anche indicato l'autore della fotografia. Il viaggio, che inizia con immagini dell'arrivo a Massaua, la stazione telegrafica di di Ab el Kader, le stazioni di Taulud, ÂMonkullo e Damas, Âriguarda un gruppo di tecnici italiani, recatisi in Eritrea per la realizzazione dell'importante linea ferroviaria Massaua - Asmara che proprio nel biennio 1910 - 11 vide il suo completamento. In particolare il lavori dei quali dovettero occuparsi gli autori di questa raccolta fotografica, riguardano la tratta Ghinda - Nefasit (inaugurata nel marzo 1910) e la tratta Nefasit - Arbaroba (inaugurata nel novembre 1911). 110 fotografie sono di interesse ferroviario raffigurandoÂla posa dell'armamento tra i km 8 - 9, la corrispondente galleria, la realizzazione della stazione di Embatkalla, l'accampamento dell'ufficio speciale per le costruzioni ferroviarie ivi allocato, la costruzione di un vicino sottopassaggio, opere accessorie. Altre strepitose fotografie raffigurano varie fasi di realizzazione di 2 arditi viadotti, sempre tra Ghinda - Nefasit, la stazione, varie opere accessorie, gallerie, viadotti tra Nefasit e Arbaroba. ÂAsmara e' illustrata da immagini del vicino forte Baldissera, manifestazioni con la presenzaÂdel governatore come il Meskell e il concorso ippico fantasie d'ascari, momenti di svago del gruppo ecc. 2 fotografie panoramiche di grande interesse raffigurano gli impianti della miniera aurifera di Medrizien. Il viaggio di ritorno tocco Port Sudan, ( 54 belle immagini dedicate totalmente alla vita degli indigeni) e il Cairo, Alessandria, Suez, l' l'immancabile visita alle piramidi ecc. (35 foto). Raro e importante documento della storia coloniale italiana, ricco di immagini inedite della costruzione di una delle piu' celebrate opere dell'ingegneria ferroviaria italiana. La Massaua - Asmara, la cui costruzione era stata avviata nel 1887, venne completata solo nel 1912. I 120 km di tragitto superavano un dislivello di 2400 metri. Vennero realizzati ben 26 ponti e viadotti e 30 gallerie. ITA

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        Atlas linguistique de la France PubliÃ?© par J GilliÃ?©ron et E Edmont 1660-1920

      Paris, H. Champion, 1909 & 1910. Hard Cover. Fascicules 34 & 35, with 100 maps in each; 54.5 cm. Title-page and introductory sheets for fasc. 34 are missing, but those for 35 are bound in (with signs of mud in text only). Regional dialects of France during the modern period (post-1600). Bound for Romance-language linguist Max Leopold Wagner (1880-1962). Stock#46218 (urciolo). Vg, bound in sturdy green cloth.

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        The Tea in Japan


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        The Cottage Homes of England.

      4to. Original white cloth decorated in gilt to spine and upper cover, top edge gilt, others uncut, unopened; pp. xvi + 287; 64 fine mounted coloured plates after watercolours by Helen Allingham, set behind tissue-guards, largely depicting picturesque thatched cottages in Victorian rural scenes; contemporary presentation inscription to front free endpaper; a fine copy in exceptional condition, both externally and internally. First edition de luxe, limited to only 500 numbered copies signed by Allingham. The scope of this artist lay in cottage and rural life, although an early success came with a commission to provide 12 illustrations for the serialised first edition of Thomas Hardy's fourth novel Far From The Madding Crowd in The Cornhill Magazine, 1874. These drawings were signed with her maiden name H. Paterson.

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        Sämtliche Werke. (Propyläen-Ausgabe). 45 Bände.

      München Georg Müller und (ab Band 29) Propyläen-Verlag in Berlin ( - ca 1925) 1909 - 25,5 x 17,5 cm. Schwarze Orig.-Halblederbände (vereinzelt ganz minimal berieben oder bestoßen) mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung. Chronologisch geordnete Werkausgabe. Schöner Druck in der Unger-Fraktur. - Ohne die vier Ergänzungsbände (alle über Goethe). - Schmutztitel, Titel und das erste Blatt gestempelt, sonst innen nur ganz vereinzelt minimal fleckig. - Gutes und uniformes Exemplar in Halbleder. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

      London, Hodder and Stoughton,, [1909]. Rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald. Large quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full red morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, dark blue endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 20 tipped in colour plates mounted with ornate gilt and tan borders, tissues. Small crease to bottom right corner of one plate, some occasional light foxing and browning, an excellent copy in a fine binding. Signed limited edition of 750 copies of which this is number 345 signed by Edmund Dulac.

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        Dr. Lampe's Fischzucht. Populäres Handbuch der Anatomie, Arten, Pflege, Zucht und sämtlicher Krankheiten der Fische, sowie ein ausführliches Nachschlagewerk aller die Süßwasserfischerei betreffenden Verrichtungen. Mit 336 Illustrationen und einem zerlegba

      Josef Singer Verlag, Berlin / Leipzig 1909 - 20 x 26 cm 256 Seiten 1200 gr. Einband minimal bestoßen, sonst sehr guter Zustand

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, (1909). Quarto. (3), (74)ff. One of 750 deluxe copies, signed by the illustrator. Complete with twenty enchanting tipped-in color plates surrounded by decorative borders printed in bronze ink. The text is also enclosed by ornamental borders. Bound in decorative gilt-stamped vellum, bearing the title in Arabic-inspired lettering and an elaborate border comprised of peacocks, flowers, and elephants. A few small, light spots and slight soiling to spine, faint scratch to front cover, top edge of spine bumped, else a fine copy with the original silk ties intact. T.e.g.

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      Paris: Librairie Henri Leclerc, 1909. 4to. full red polished calf with original covers bound in including original paper spine, five raised bands on spine, gilt-stamping on spine, edges gilt, fore-edge and bottom edge uncut, marbled endpapers with gilt edges. viii, (ii), 283, (5) pages. Text in French. Limited to 125 numbered copies. (Besterman I, 293). Author was a member of the Société des Bibliophiles François. Foreword by Georges Vicaire. Frontispiece. Description of almanacs published in France from the beginning of the 18th century into the early 19th. Introductory chapter gives an overview of almanac publication. Subsequent chapters look at almanacs through the 18th century, the Revolutionary era and the era of the Bourbon Restoration to 1830. Contains detailed descriptive information about all entries, organized by year of publication. Numerous attached illustrations throughout text. Alphabetic table of almanacs and index. Also a study of bookbinding as the original covers were often excellent examples of the craft. A well excecuted signed binding by E. Carayon. Small crack in front hinge along top.

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        Memphis series, complete set of 7 volumes. Vol. I: Memphis I. Vol. II: The palace of Apries (Memphis II). Vol. III: Meydum and Memphis III. Vol. IV: Roman portraits and Memphis (IV). Vol. V: Tarkhan I and Memphis (V). Vol. VI: Riqqeh and Memphis VI. Vol. VII: Tarkhan II.

      Bernard Quaritch, London 1909 - Extremely rare complete set of 7 volumes in their first edition. EEF - Egyptian Research Account and BSAE 15, 17, 18, 20, 23, 25 & 26. School of Archaeology in Egypt - Bernard Quaritch, London, 1909-14. Small folio, red boards, 1/4 cloth. Vol. I (1909): vii & 26 pages, 54 plates. Vol. II (1909): vii & 25 pages, 33 plates. Vol. III (1910): vii & 50 pages, 47 plates. Vol. IV (1911): 1 frontispice, vii & 26 pages, 32 plates. Vol. V (1913): vii & 39 pages, 81 plates. Vol. VI (1915): vii & 38 pages, 61 plates. Vol. VII (1914): vii & 29 pages, 72 plates. Ex-library copies with author's name and call number neatly written to spine. Vintage library bookplate to front pastedown endpaper, unobtrusive embossed library stamps to plates and some text pages. Light soiling to covers, few spots of foxing to text, a nice solid set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald.

      London, Hodder and Stoughton, [1909] - Large quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full red morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, dark blue endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Small crease to bottom right corner of one plate, some occasional light foxing and browning, an excellent copy in a fine binding. With 20 tipped in colour plates mounted with ornate gilt and tan borders, tissues. Signed limited edition of 750 copies of which this is number 345 signed by Edmund Dulac. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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